About Me


I’m Raphael, Welcome to Emerald Visions!

I am a Queer Jewish Witch called to the work of the spirits in service to Nature and the Divine. I am a visionary artist, psychic medium, herbalism student, astrologer, and writer. The waters of spiritual practice I swim in are Jewish magic and ecstatic witchcraft as I am guided by my relationship with the spirit world, nature, and the ancestors. I love to spend my time communing with nature and weaving ritual along with engaging in practice and study of the occult, tarot, art history, dreams, ancestral healing, mysticism, consciousness-shifting plants, and herbal medicine. I strive to spark soul-nourishing inspiration through my spiritual services and teaching; with my values being rooted in liberation, social justice, and earth-honoring practices in the spirit of love, peace, healing, and repair for souls seen and unseen.

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My Training and Education

Currently a student at the Gaia School of Healing and Earth Education 2022-2023

Poisonous Plant Medicine Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Kathryn Solie 2020, 2022

Jewish Protection Magic taught by Dori Midnight through Herban Cura 2021

The Heart of Herbal Medicine, Materia Medica, & The Heart of Herbal Medicine Going Deeper Rosalie Botanicals 2021

Herbal Community Care Toolkit and Herbs for Dreaming Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism 2021

Lynn Cottrell’s Spirit Art Training and Development Circle 2021

Experimental Spirit Art at the Arthur Findlay College 2020

Masterclass Retreat: The Leading Edge with Mark Jones Astrology University 2019

1st Year program & 2nd Year Program at Portland School of Astrology 2014 & 2016

Bachelor of Arts from University at Buffalo New York in Psychology & Health and Human Services-Community Mental Health with minors in Art History & Medical Anthropology 2012